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Biomedicine Archive

  • Shocking Genes

    In a technique that could overcome a major hurdle to gene therapy, small electric jolts push therapeutic genes into the cells that need help.

  • An Alternative Education

    Moe Zimmerberg ‘79’s curriculum-free school attracts students who want to take charge of their education.

  • Hip Checker for Easier Surgery

    New hip-replacement technology allows smaller incisions, reducing pain and speeding recovery.

  • Digestive Diagnostics

    The latest biotech “-omics,” metabolomics, could lead to earlier detection of a wide array of diseases.

  • X Marks the Spot for Jumbo DNA

    Super-sized strands of the double helix molecule could act as a diagnostics marker-and may eventually open the way to tailor-made genetic systems.

  • Media Literacy Goes to School

    We’ve wired our classrooms. Now what? Media Literacy education is needed, kindergarten through college. The question is what kind.

  • Online Meeting

    SightSpeed’s technology enables delay-free video Web conferences.

  • Race in Medicine

    Sociologist Troy Duster on the role of race in medicine.

  • Blue Light, Red Light

    A new method for detecting deadly pathogens within seconds could become a front-line defense against bioterrorism.

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